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Gambling Baron Adelson Uses Million Dollar War Chest to Convince Jewish Voters to Abandon Dems [View all]

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If Sheldon Adelson were an ordinary guy, some might say that he is spending like a drunken sailor. But Adelson is no ordinary guy. The billionaire right wing casino magnate who is committed to expending perhaps as much as $100 million on this presidential campaign, is, as he recently described it, merely putting his money where his mouth is. And both his money and his mouth are writ large over the Republican Party's campaign to win the presidency and grab total control of both houses of Congress.

After spending millions of dollars to just about single-handedly keep Newt Gingrich in the Republican Party's presidential race earlier this year, Adelson is now all in when it comes to funding Mitt Romney's campaign. What is the latest campaign incursion by the man who was worth $20.5 billion according to the most recent Forbes magazine list of The World's Billionaires (ranking #14 on that list and #12 on the Forbes 400)?

He is putting up the lion's share of a $6.5 million dollar war chest aimed at convincing Jewish voters in several swing states (most notably South Florida) to abandon Obama.

"Obama ... Oy Vey!!" says Florida Billboard

According to The New York Times the $6.5 million campaign that includes television advertisements, billboards, and voter lists, is part of a larger battle Republicans (most notably the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC)) wage annually to convince Jewish voters to abandon the Democratic Party. However, never before has the RJC been so well stocked with money.

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